As part of the latest stage in meeting the demands of mission in both Ireland and the wider world, CMS Ireland has moved its Northern Ireland operations into new premises on the northern outskirts of Belfast.
Having outgrown the previous location in central Belfast, the new location offers plenty of room for future growth. Combining administrative facilities with a good conference suite, it is also able to provide free car parking.
Already it is in use as a centre for volunteers, supporters and teams, and this has been an important part of the vision for this new building.
Ian Smith, CMS Ireland Director of Mission, said: “The new facility in Belfast will be part of our greater commitment to serving the worldwide church. It will be matched by a renewed commitment to stimulating mission involvement through our base in Dublin.”
A reception was held in Church of Ireland House before the departure of the CMSI team to their new base.
At the reception Neill Wilson, Diocesan Secretary, paid tribute to the work done by CMSI and to the long association that Church House has had with them over the years. On behalf of the dioceses of Down and Dromore and Connor, he presented Cecil Wilson, General Secretary of CMSI with diocesan plaques to take with them to their new premises.
CMS Ireland in Belfast will be officially opened in September but visitors will be offered a warm welcome before then.